Who says tea always needs to be sipped hot?
Infusions, like the one below, are a great way to rejuvenate your body after a hot day in the sun while also imparting the flavors and benefits of these hydrating summer edibles!
August is a busy time of the year! Harvests are gathered and prepared for the upcoming cool days, and students get ready to head back to school. Here at the Herbal Academy, we are preparing for back to school season, too — welcoming new students throughout the next month! It is a time to return to our education — even as adults! While the August days continue to be hot and humid, the colors of summer are just starting to fade into deep browns, oranges, and golds.
Now is the time to soak in these last days of summer with a tasty, refreshing drink. Herbs help us celebrate and bring their colors, flavors, and health benefits along with them. Cheers to the final days of summer, the last grill outs, and family vacations!
As summer fades into fall, we are celebrating with a delightfully refreshing Strawberry Basil Infusion. This recipe can be found in our free Herbal Tea Throughout the Seasons Ebook.
Strawberry Basil Infusion
1 small organic cucumber
5 large organic strawberries
6 fresh basil leaves
- Begin by washing all ingredients in cool water.
- Next, slice cucumbers and strawberries into thin slices and cut basil leaves into thin strips.
- Place all ingredients into a quart-size wide mouth Mason jar. Cover with filtered or sparkling water and stir.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes before pouring yourself a tall glass. Feel free to leave the ingredients in as you sip.
Get 11 more seasonal herbal tea recipes in our free ebook, Herbal Teas Throughout The Season, right here: theherbalacademy.com/download-free-ebook-herbal-teas-throughout-seasons.